complete verse (Acts 19:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 19:2:

  • Uma: “He asked them: ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit upon believing?’ They answered: ‘Not-yet [emphatic]! We(excl.) have never yet heard that there is that Holy Spirit.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “He asked them, he said, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you trusted in Isa Almasi?’ ‘No,’ they said, ‘we (excl.) have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “and he asked them, ‘When you believed in Jesus, were you inspired by the Holy Spirit?’ And they said ‘No, this is the first time we’ve even heard that there even was a Holy Spirit.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “and he inquired of them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit upon your believing?’ ‘No, we (excl.) have heard nothing of what you (singular) say is the Holy Spirit,’ they said.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “He asked them, ‘On your believing, were you then indwelt by the Espiritu Santo?’ They replied, ‘There’s nothing we can say. That’s the first time we’ve(excl.) heard of that Espiritu Santo you mentioned.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)